CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND MICRO-BIOLOGICAL TESTING

Through chemical, biological or microbiological testing (analysis) companies, authorities or other parties can get chemical, biological and microbiological parameters of a product/subject established or a test taken from food or in the surrounding environment. In many instances these parameters and properties must meet requirements in law or specifications set in other ways.

Special schemes:

  1. For laboratories performing environmental measurements, there are requirements to the quality of analysis, which must be fulfilled. These requirements are reflected in the at all times current executive order from the Ministry of the Environment on quality requirements to environmental measurements.

  2. Laboratories performing emission measurements will be assessed against the requirements in CEN/TS 15675: 2007. Air quality - Measurement of stationary source emissions. This technical specification is a sector-specific interpretation of ISO 17025.

Laboratories can be accredited to testing in a wide range of test areas cf. accreditation provision AB 3, annex 1:

 

Testing Areas and Product Areas

Testing Areas
  • Biological and biochemical
  • Chemical
  • Forensic*
  • Micro-biological
  • Ionising radiation and radio chemistry*
  • Sampling*
  • Sensory

Areas marked (*) will also occur within physical, mechanical and electrical testing.

Product Areas
  • Biological material
  • Chemicals
  • Construction materials
  • Environmental samples
  • Food products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Toys, sports and rides
  • Farm products

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Below are links or references to documents for the specific scheme.

 

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

ACCREDITATION STANDARD

  • DS/EN ISO/IEC 17025, 2nd edition. 2005-06-10 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

 

ACCREDITATION REGULATIONS

 

GUIDELINES

In addition to the above requirement documents, that testing laboratories must comply with, there are a number of international guidelines that are relevant to the accredited laboratories, and implemented through the accreditation regulations.

  • EA-4/09:2003: Accreditation for Sensory Testing Laboratories.*
  • EA-4/14:2003: The Selection and Use of Reference Materials.
  • EA-4/16:2003: EA guidelines on the expression of uncertainty in quantitative testing.
  • EA-4/18:2010: Guidance on the level and frequency of proficiency testing participation.
  • ILAC G-8:03/2009: Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification.
  • ILAC G-17:2002: Introducing the Concept of Uncertainty of Measurement in Testing in Association with the Application of the Standard ISO/IEC 17025.
  • ILAC G19:08/2014 Modules in a Forensic Science Process
  • ILAC G-24:2007: ILAC Guidelines for the determination of calibration intervals of measuring instruments.

The guidelines marked (*) are specific to a certain sector and are only relevant for laboratories doing testing within these scopes.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERPRETATIONS

International interpretations concerning the link between the accreditation of laboratories and fulfilment of ISO 9001.

 

ACCREDITATION MESSAGES

Please note that accreditation messages are only issued in Danish.

Various accreditation messages have also been published that guide and describe the assessment practice and issues relevant to accredited testing laboratories:

1. ACCREDITATION MESSAGES - AMF

 

3. AML P - FOR TESTING LABORATORIES

** applies to laboratories wishing to carry out sampling or perform environmental analysises covered by the Ministry of the environment Decree on quality requirements to environmental measurements.

 

Application form.

Contact person: Kirsten M. Rosenberg. Tel: +45 77 33 95 83. E-mail: kmr@danak.dk